Kleiman, 33, is the youngest recipient of the award, which has been presented annually since the 1972-73 season.
Memphis Grizzlies general manager Zach Kleiman has won the 2021-22 NBA Executive of the Year Award, the league announced Thursday. Kleiman, 33, is the youngest recipient of the award, which has been presented annually since the 1972-73 season.
Kleiman has led Memphis' basketball operations for three years. He's the second person in the Grizzlies franchise to win the award, following Jerry West (2003-04).
Kleiman received 16 of 29 first-place votes from a panel of team basketball executives across the NBA. The Cavaliers' Koby Altman and Bulls' Artūras Karnišovas tied for second place with 27 points each.
Memphis finished the regular-season with the second-best record in the NBA (56-26) and matched the franchise single-season record for victories. The team also secured its highest seed ever as the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.Memphis' Zach Kleiman becomes youngest to win NBA Executive of the Year Award - The Athletic View Story